first-time working mom of a two-year old daughter. trying to walk the line between southern cooking traditions and low-fat recipes for father-in-law who has health problems.
My favorite things to cook
pie. pie. oh and more pie. chicken soup. chocolate anything. pie. chicken pot pie is a favorite.
My favorite family cooking traditions
my mom used to call it "chicken scampi" although it has no shrimp. chicken, garlic, broccoli, mushrooms, pasta. add whatever's handy.
my husband introduced me to sausage balls for the holidays.
My cooking triumphs
an absolutely perfect deep-dish pumpkin pie last christmas. home-made crust, had to watch the darn thing for what seemed like hours on christmas eve - but so worth it!
My cooking tragedies
it's a tragedy that i have avoided so many recipes out of the fear of failure. last christmas i made dinner for my small family and hey, it wasn't all perfect and it was still yummy. the only tragedy is not trying something new.